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Lawrence Hansen’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • State v Karl Jackson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with HTV operation of a vehicle as a Class C felony. Defendant had not received notice of his HTV status from the BMV because he had moved from his prior residence. Defendant was found not guilty at the trial court level, upheld at Court of Appeals but reversed at Indiana Supreme Court
  • LCEOC v Greer

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Administrator of estate of amputee who had sustained fatal injuries while being transported by bus service provided through regional community services organization brought wrongful death and survival action against organization, and county economic opportunity council which was affiliated with organization. The Lake Superior Court, Jeffery J. Dywan, J., denied defendants' motion for summary judgment, and defendants appealed. The Court of Appeals, 699 N.E.2d 763, affirmed and remanded. Appeal was taken, and the Supreme Court, Shepard, C.J., held that: (1) county equal opportunity council was a “governmental entity,” and was entitled to notice under Indiana Tort Claims Act, but (2) community services organization was not a “governmental entity.”
  • Greater Hammond Community Services v Mutka

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Passenger injured while riding in bus operated by not-for-profit regional community services organization, which contracted with community action agency to provide transportation services, brought suit against organization, agency, bus driver, and lessor of bus. The Lake Superior Court, Jeffery J. Dywan, J., granted passenger's motion for partial summary judgment, and entered judgment of $700,000 in favor of passenger. Organization appealed, alleging that it was protected by damages cap of Indiana Tort Claims Act. The Court of Appeals affirmed, 699 N.E.2d 757. Organization appealed, and the Supreme Court, Shepard, C.J., held that organization was not a “political subdivision” of state, and thus was not a “government entity” protected by Indiana Tort Claims Act
  • State v Rendleman

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Driver brought action against state, state police, and Department of Highways to recover damages caused by collision with highway patrol vehicle. The Superior Court, Jasper County, J. Phillip McGraw, J., granted partial summary judgment for driver, and State appealed. The Supreme Court, Krahulik, J., held that Tort Claims Act did not violate open courts provision of State Constitution. Reversed and remanded.
  • American Family Insurance v Globe American

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Drunk driver and the insurer of his victim brought action against driver's insurer for coverage under an automobile policy. The Superior Court, Marion County, David Dreyer, J., entered summary judgment for driver's insurer. Victim's insurer appealed. The Court of Appeals, Sharpnack, J., held that: (1) driver was not an “insured person” or driving an “insured car” under the insurance policy owned by driver, and (2) insurance certificate required for driver by the Financial Responsibility Act did not override the insurance policy provision which placed limitations on driver's coverage for a nonowned vehicle. Affirmed
  • General Accident Ins. v Hughes

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Co-administrators of estate of accident victim brought declaratory judgment suit against automobile dealership, its garage liability insurer, permissive driver of one of its vehicles, and driver's automobile insurer, seeking determination that both policies provided coverage for accident. The Circuit Court, Cass County, Julian L. Ridlen, J., entered summary judgment finding that permissive driver had excess liability coverage under garage liability insurance policy, and automobile dealership and garage liability insurer appealed. The Court of Appeals, Sullivan, J., held that: (1) permissive driver, who had personal insurance with limits satisfying financial responsibility law, was not an insured under garage liability policy; (2) limitation on coverage for permissive drivers did not violate public policy; and (3) permissive driver's liability coverage under her personal policy was not limited by terms of other insurance clause. Reversed and remanded
  • Austin v Globe American Casualty

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Appellants-plaintiffs Dorothy Laverne Austin (“Dorothy”), individually and as administratrix of the estate of Kenneth H. Austin, Sr. (“Kenneth”), and Theresa L. Abbott (“Abbott”) by and through United States Bankruptcy Trustee Kathryn Pry (collectively, “the Appellants”) appeal from the trial court's two orders1 granting summary judgment in favor of appellees-defendants Globe American Casualty Company (“Globe”), GRE Insurance Group Specialty Auto Division (“GRE”), and Ronald Hoffman d/b/a Frontier Adjusters of Columbus (“Hoffman”) (collectively, “the Appellees”)2 on Abbott's claims for bad faith and negligent failure to investigate and settle a wrongful death claim and on the Appellants' claims for malicious prosecution and abuse of process. Specifically, the Appellants argue that the trial court erred by granting summary judgment to the Appellees on Abbott's bad faith claim and on the Appellants' malicious prosecution and abuse of process claims because there are genuine issues of material fact that preclude the entry of summary judgment.3 Finding no error in the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the Appellees, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
  • State v Bruce

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Directed verdict on endangerment and not guilty on per se charge.
    Description:
    Defendant was being followed by police officer after leaving a fraternal club. Officer stopped driver for a tail light out. Driver was then subjected to DUI investigation. Driver blew .11% . Matter taken to trial. Officer shown to not understand SFST or DUI investigation. Machine accuracy called into question by manner of calibration.
  • State v Walker

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not guilty on all counts
    Description:
    Defendant charged with theft, credit card fraud and possession of cocaine. Defendant claimed that his father gave permission to use mother's card. Mother claims father and son were in collusion to obtain drugs. We represented son and took matter to trial.
  • State v Rogers

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Defendant accused of theft by employer. Nature of theft was the retention of scrap metal for sale to scrap yard. Defense claimed that long standing policy allowed mechanics to scrap during down times. Employer said no longer allowed and therefore theft. State prosecuted. Verdict returned in favor of client in minutes.